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Poster: brewster Date: Apr 30, 2009 5:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: downloading lots of files easily


With ftp read access being turned off, some patrons asked how to efficiently download, say, all the flac's for a show.

I just installed downthemall as a free firefox extension and it works great (thank you ralf for pointing this out).

then in the fast filtering option put in *.flac and it downloads in parallel (and fast!)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201

hope this helps.

-brewster
Digital Librarian
Internet Archive

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Poster: SKW2009 Date: Jul 5, 2009 2:49pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: downloading lots of files easily

the "wget" facility works well from command line ... http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/ (GNU Wget 1.10.2) ...

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Poster: xtifr Date: May 4, 2009 6:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: for some limited definition of 'easily' :)

I already responded with a list of complaints about the limitations of DTA here. Executive summary, it's not an adequate replacement for FTP for many purposes. In particular, my media server doesn't have a graphical user interface, which makes it very difficult to run firefox on it!

I still haven't heard any excuse for dropping FTP, especially since it's still being used for uploads (which is actually the tricky part of running an FTP server).